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You Could

could you try to ignore
the things you know —

spend a lifetime
placing pennies
in the corners
of a round room
turn out the lights
pretend to forget
return each year
expecting them
to be face up

© Jilly’s All Rights Reserved

Day 22 at Glo/NaPoWriMo we are challenged to write a poem using a phrase of impossibility.  

She & He #20

Author:

A wild soul writing poetry.

11 thoughts on “You Could

  1. Yes, we could try to ignore what we know, but it is impossible, unfortunately. At least as it pertains to the things we wish we could forget.

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      1. Exactly my intention! Does He contemplate ignoring what he discovered in his therapy session / Does She contemplate ignoring the truth he has discovered about himself & them?
        And the beat goes on… 🙂

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  2. The questions for He just keep getting harder and harder. It’s like a progressive final assessment — if you answer this one correctly, we will ramp up the difficulty. A dilemma. I’ll be waiting to see what transpires!

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    1. Great analogy! I’m just doing that therapist thing – dig until He hollers, then dig some more.
      I’m counting on them wrapping this up in 8 days… otherwise I’ll just have them both arrested. 😉

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